Welcome to the J1 Y-DNA Project!
Y-DNA haplogroup J1, defined by the SNP mutation M267, is estimated to be approximately 20 thousand years old and is thought to have originated somewhere between Anatolia and Mesopotamia.
The goals of this project are to help project members interpret their results and guide them in further testing, while advancing our understanding of Y-DNA haplogroup J1.
- Victar, J1 Lead Researcher
Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan
- Marco, J-FGC3716 Researcher
Languages: German, Italian, English, Spanish
- Peter Hrechdakian, J-Z1828, J-Z2223 Researcher
Languages: French, English, Armenian, Arabic
- Vitaly Goldberg, J-L817 Researcher
Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English
Please transfer your Geno 2.0 results to FTDNA. Click here for instructions.
If you wouldn't mind, please include a link to the J1 Project in your Geno 2.0 paternal story to encourage other J1s to transfer their results to FTDNA and join the J1 Project. Thanks! http://www.familytreedna.com/public/J-M267/
The J1 Project is partnered with the following J1 subclade projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does FTDNA tell me my terminal SNP is one thing, ex. J-L147.1, but the cluster I'm in says something different?
The reason is that we can predict a deeper terminal SNP using your STR markers though phylogenetic analysis. It's recommended that order your predicted SNP to confirm.
How are the clusters generated in this project?
The clusters in this project are based on the latest J1 phylogenetic tree by Marko Heinila, which can be found here (note: Must be opened with Archaeopteryx). They are generated using probability calculations and are not based on religious or cultural affiliation, nor are they absolute in any way until defined by a SNP.
I was recommended to test for a SNP, but I don't see it on the FTDNA order page. Where can I order it?
- Login to your myFTDNA account. (https://www.familytreedna.com/login.aspx)
- Click Order Upgrade on the menu bar.
- Click on Order an Advanced Test.
- Select SNP from the Test Type drop-down menu.
- Enter the name of the SNP in the Marker field and click Find.
- Click Add to the right of the SNP.
- Click the Next and proceed to the payment page.
I noticed some letters and numbers in brackets by my cluster name. What are those?
These are slow-mutating STR markers, with values unique within your subclade, known a UEPs (unique-event polymorphisms), that act as identifiers for your cluster. They shouldn't be confused with modal haplotypes, which require a series of STR markers to construct.
I've transferred my results from Geno 2.0 to Family Tree DNA but I don't see my kit in the Y-DNA results chart. Why is that?
Geno 2.0 only tests for SNP mutations, whereas the markers displayed in the Y-DNA results chart are STR mutations. An STR marker test can be ordered from Family Tree DNA.
How can I contact another kit owner within the project?
If the kit isn't in your matches, you can email us and we'll pass along your message to them.